Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
My family is a mess also, and I decided to walk away. My husband keeps in contact when necessary...I am civil...will see them if I have too....but I no longer give them any emotional real estate in my life..
It was hard at first, and really hurt... but now, it is I am completely happy with it... We can not choose our family of birth, but we can choose our family of life, and I decided to "be family" with warm loving and supportive people, that had my same values and my same.
I am so glad that I did..
They say that "blood is thicker then water"...don't believe that..unless you want to be trapped in the mud and sludge of a dysfunctional family.....
Just my experience...liz..
You lose I win. The one that raised me takes the prize! Sorry..
You know what they say" unlike friends you don't get to pick your family".
Shake the dirt off your feet and let the dead bury the dead!..
Thanks Lizzie and Cindy. It makes me feel less isolated knowing others have been through it. Your sound advice encourages me to fill my heart with loving friendships rather than family relationships. A lot more loving kindness and a lot less drama and heart ache...
Good for you...you are worth a happy life and loving relationships. You are making two major steps toward that goal. Be kind to yourself!!!liz..
Been there done that....life goes on....and you're right about needing positive people around you....Jan..
Family issues are always hard. Alcoholism and anger issues are at the top of the list of disfunction it seems to me...though there are many OTHER issues, on the long list of things in families creating heartbreak..
Please do come back, seek the support here. You will be surprised at the quick response, support and caring you will find here..
If you feel like it, write your sister a letter, making amends for anything you might have done and letting her know that you will be willing to talk with her, when she is able to agree to being civil. That way you have done what you can and also set boundaries that are clear. Leaving things hanging makes it to easy to obsess over....
You need to be your focus now.....
Wow. You have the same name as me and a similar family situation. I had a friend who prayed for me once and said, " Your family is being used to harm you, you just need to give them to God." We care about you here! I think there is great support here. Good for you taking a step for a healthier, better life. I can't wait until my.
Date! God bless you. Valerie..